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WebSitePulse 2006 Hurricane Season Web Performance Report Summary

Some of the key websites providing real-time details, forecasts, emergency information, and donation opportunities in times of hurricanes, floods, and other natural or man-caused disasters were part of the special Web Performance Report produced by WebSitePulse for the second consecutive year during the official Hurricane season - August 01 - October 30, 2006.

There was no major Hurricane striking the continental US this year, and the websites included in our Report did not have serious picks in their traffic. However, according to the experts, this season was only a break in a longer-term period of increased hurricane activity. This is why, WebSitePulse management decided to continue the monitoring of the key disaster-related websites launching it second Hurricane Performance and Uptime Report for the benefit of the Internet community.

Floridadisaster.com was the only website with bellow-the-average uptime - 98.8% due to multiple timeout issues with the monitored webpage. A closer look at the problem revealed that most of the time one of the components was taking too long to load thus preventing the download of the entire webpage. WebSitePulse experts believed that this particular component was generated from a third party service, and that the cause of the problem was integration rather than functionality or structural inefficiency attributed to Floridadisater.com. After the removal of the component in mid September, the functionality, and the availability of the website was fully restored.

The summarized numbers and averages for the entire monitoring period are shown in the tables below:

Average Response times for the whole period
#TargetTrumbull, CTSan Francisco, CAChicago, ILAvg. resp. time

Average Uptime for the whole period
#TargetTrumbull, CTSan Francisco, CAChicago, ILAvg. uptime

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Iavor Marinoff, CEO

Report Methodology:
WebSitePulse Performance Reports measure Uptime and Response Time as the most important metrics for the availability and the reliability of any web-based operation. Performance measurement took place daily, every 15 minutes during the entire Hurricane season, between the hours of 6AM and 3AM EST. The WebSitePulse website monitoring service was used to collect data and to create the reports.
The simultaneous monitoring is performed from 3 US locations of the WebSitePulse monitoring network: Trumbull, CT, San Francisco, CA and Chicago, IL. In case of a detected malfunction or unavailability, the system performs automated error verification from 3 independent resources and only after the above procedure is performed and has returned consistent results, the detected error is confirmed, recorded, and included in the daily performance reports. In these cases, an advanced WebSitePulse exclusive feature comes into play - Forced Monitoring - which automatically switches to a 3 minute - monitoring interval for increased accuracy.

About WebSitePulse:
WebSitePulse is a leading provider of global, independent, and objective availability and performance monitoring of web sites, servers, network components, web applications, e-business- and email round-trip transactions.

For more information about this report please contact:
George T., CTO
phone: 1-407-380-1600

WebSitePulse launched the Performance and Uptime Reports program to keep the general public and the Internet community informed about the performance of specific websites and the challenges their webmasters, owners and operators are facing on a daily basis, especially when the web traffic intensifies due to some special events through the year. Some of the most popular web destinations, related to each particular event, are selected for the purpose of the Reports, and data from their performance measurements is made available on the WebSitePulse public website.

With the intention to broadly disseminate this information for the benefit of the Internet community, we encourage the use of this information without prior approval and under the following Terms and Conditions:
  • WebSitePulse should be referred as the "Source" of the information;
  • WebSitePulse should be acknowledged as the owner of the copyrights of the information in the Reports;
  • The texts of the Reports could be changed or altered to better suit the needs and the style of the publisher without prior notice to WebSitePulse. However, the integrity and the meaning of the information should be preserved;

The Data from the performance measurements cannot be changed or manipulated and should be used "as is".